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Old Geelong Gaol

3.7/5
3 Reviews
Address: Corner Myers & Swanston Streets, Geelong, Victoria 3220
Phone: +61 1300 865 800

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DescriptionHM Prison Geelong was a maximum security Australia prison located on the corner of Myers Street and Swanston Street in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The prison was built in stages from 1849 to 1864. Its panopticon design is based on Pentonville Prison in England

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  • mirandab66
    mirandab66
    Melbourne, Australia
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    Very disappointing

    We decided to checkout the Geelong Goal whilst taking a short break in Geelong. We arrived 1.5hours before closing time. The receptionist/booking agent at the front desk was clearly over her job. Th...

    Reviewed on /Date(1610133638000+0800)/
  • andrewj248
    andrewj248
    Melbourne, Australia
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    On the expensive side

    I thought that the goal was an interesting place. It is a little frighting to think that the facility was in use till the early 1990s. But for $18 I would expect more audio visual displays which would...

    Reviewed on /Date(1609880392000+0800)/
  • dean b
    dean b
    Townsville, Australia
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    It's interesting but needs some love

    This is OK if you have an hour to kill. Needs some TLC and more info. Nowhere near as good as the Melbourne gaol experience.

    Reviewed on /Date(1584209350000+0800)/
  • KPR1955
    KPR1955
    Crewe, United Kingdom
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    Tells it like it was

    Lovely introduction to the Gaol by the receptionist with some striking tales of bygone events. The initial phase you will visit some ante rooms which have been given over to certain prison memorabilia...

    Reviewed on /Date(1575201396000+0800)/
  • ZXE F
    ZXE F
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    Interesting way to spend a couple of hours

    Decided to visit the Gaol with my two tween children today as it was raining and we had nothing planned. There was plenty to walk through and see, and much to discuss. It was stark and sad and fascina...

    Reviewed on /Date(1572646160000+0800)/

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